Thursday, April 20, 2006
Another Brick In The Wall?
Simcox, whose civilian watch group opposes illegal immigration, said Wednesday he was sending an ultimatum to President Bush to deploy military reserves to the Arizona border by May 25 or his supporters will break ground for their own building project.
"We're going to show the federal government how easy it is to build these security fences, how inexpensively they can be built when built by private people and free enterprise," Simcox said.
Bill C adds: I was just watching a news conference with Michael Chertoff regarding the raids at IFCO systems. He said it was the beginning of many more similar raids on companies. The best way to reduce illegal immigration is to keep companies from hiring illegals. A wall is a good idea but the best idea is to end the reason for crossing the border: jobs. Of course we will have to see how the gov't treats the managers who organized this criminal venture.
Bill C Updates: I guess this answers my question.
Two Houston men were arrested Wednesday for hiring undocumented workers at a shipping and supply manufacturing plant and hundreds of the company's employees were taken into custody during an immigration raid that spanned nine states
Abelino ``Lino'' Chicas, 40, the assistant general manager of the Houston West IFCO Systems plant and James Rice, 36, a former IFCO regional general manager were charged with conspiring to transport, harbor, and encourage undocumented workers to reside in the United States for commercial advantage and private financial gain.
If convicted, they each face up to 10 years in prison. [Emphasis added.]More on gov't crackdown on illegals.
The government plans to crack down ever harder on employers who harbor and hire illegal immigrants, pursuing companies that ignore the law so they can exploit cheap labor.
"We are going to move beyond the current level of activity to a higher level in each month and year to come," Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Thursday. He pledged to "come down as hard as possible" on violators.